Report by Angus Goaman, K Social Shell
Last term, a number of the Shells created pictures to be considered for the Young Art Oxford exhibition. The theme was “What makes me laugh”. Three of us had successful entries including myself, Jamie Miesegaes and Sam Palmer-Tomkinson.
The Exhibition is an annual art show open to all Oxfordshire schools. It is a wonderful opportunity for young aspiring artists like us to have their work judged by well-known professionals and artists and to exhibit at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum. The money raised from the sale of the pictures goes to Cancer Research UK. It is an enormously popular show and there were around 3,200 entries of which 522 were selected by a panel of judges, including the Ruskin School of Art.
On 4th May 2016 we set off at 5:30 for a quick drive into Oxford; ten minutes late we were walking to the Ashmolean. As we walked in the whole room was jam-packed with people looking around: our three pieces were right at the front. Unfortunately, as we looked around more, we realised how high the standard of some of the pictures were. None of our pictures won in the end, but it was still a great experience, then it was a short walk to ask for a pizza. Thank you very much, Mrs Tufnell, for organising this trip: hopefully one year you will win.
Report by Angus Goaman, Shell K Social